LC Journal of Special Education


The purpose of this paper is to examine a sampling of research on reading disabilities and intervention strategies. Five articles were reviewed and a summary and analysis of each is included. A plethora of information exists in education claiming to be the one stop solution for students with reading difficulties. It is important to recognize that many well researched methods have been around for a number of years and continue help students make gains. In other words it is important for educators not to abandon proven methods and change pedagogy every time a new idea surfaces. The paper will conclude with a discussion of the common themes found in the research and the implications for school leaders faced with choices and challenges related to students with difficulties in the area of reading.